Real Estate Transactions and Leasing
The firm represents clients in purchasing, selling, leasing any type of real estate, whether it be a primary residence, an investment or commercial property. When representing Purchasers, Lewis Law Offices will negotiate purchase agreements aggressively on behalf of its clients, conduct due diligence review of title, survey and other matters affecting ownership, and handle all aspects of closing. In addition to be being informed and up to date on residential financing, the firm is experienced in all types of commercial lending including construction loans, private capital financing, and mezzanine financing. When representing sellers, transactions are structured to minimize tax consequences including facilitating Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges. The firm specializes in resolving complex questions of ownership and title including boundary and right of way disputes, resulting in valuable rights being acquired by or restored to our clients.
In representing a number of homeowners and condominium associations, Lewis Law Offices handles matters ranging from disputes with developers and declarants to complying with legal requirements including disclosure packets, as well as compliance with current complaint procedures. Lewis Law Offices advises community association boards on matters of corporate governance and guides them in amending their declarations, bylaws, rules and regulations. In collection matters, community association clients benefit from the firm’s diligent, resourceful and results-oriented approach to addressing unpaid assessments.
Land Use, Zoning, Planning, and Public Approvals
Lewis Law Offices is relied upon by its clients for creative and effective representation on the use and potential development of all types of land. Experienced in zoning and planning issues, the firm represents clients in applications or appeals before various public bodies. Representative clients range from the developer of the first retirement community in the County of Albemarle to property owners appealing an architectural board decision approving a ‘McMansion’ in their historic neighborhood. The firm has also assisted clients with the establishment and granting of conservation easements for their land.